Rob BergerRob Berger founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.

Cutting the Cord – How to Get Rid of Cable

Cable TV costs a fortune. According to Leichtman Research Group, Inc., the average household pays $99.10 a month for TV. This represents at 39% increase over 2010 figures. With streaming options growing, however, many families have started to cut the cord. We even wrote a guide on how to get rid of cable while still […]

Published or Updated: January 19, 2016

Capital One 360 Bonus Offer

Update: This offer has expired. You can find current checking and savings account bonuses here. We’ve talked about Capital One 360 here at the Dough Roller. It’s the bank I use for savings, checking, and for our children. You can read about my experience with the bank in this review. Today Capital One 360 has […]

Published or Updated: April 2, 2016

Chase Bank Checking and Savings Cash Bonus Deals (up to $300)

Chase Bank is offering some excellent cash bonuses on new checking and savings accounts. You can earn a $300 bonus when you open a Chase Premier Plus CheckingSM account and set up direct deposit; a $150 bonus when you open a Chase Total Checking® account and set up direct deposit; and a $100 bonus when you open a Chase […]

Published or Updated: April 20, 2016

Best Brokers for IRA Retirement Accounts in 2016

Where to open an IRA can be an intimidating question. Options range from online discount brokers to robo advisors to mutual fund companies. With all of these choices, it can be difficult to know which is best. Whether you are looking to open a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, rollover or even a SEP IRA, in this […]

Published or Updated: January 7, 2016

The 2016 Guide to Balance Transfer Credit Cards

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. While this may be true, 0% balance transfer credit cards come very close. These special types of cards enable you to transfer high interest debt to a new credit card without paying interest during the introductory rate period. If you’re trying to pay off debt, […]

Published or Updated: January 7, 2016

Best Online Banks of 2016

With more online banks available now than ever before, finding the best online bank has never been easier. In this article, we’ll explain how online banks work, whether or not they are safe, and compare how they differ from traditional banks. We’ll also explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of using online banks as […]

Published or Updated: April 1, 2016

Book Review: The Education of A Value Investor by Guy Spier

It’s fitting that on the last day of 2015 I review the best book on investing I’ve read all year. The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment by Guy Spier is a true gem. Published in 2014, The Education of a Value Investor recounts Spier’s journey as a value […]

Published or Updated: December 31, 2015

12 Last Minute Tax moves for 2015

With the year coming to a close, now is a good time to consider a few last-minute tax moves. With just a little effort, you potentially can save thousands in taxes. And even though 2016 is just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to get last minute tax moves completed. Here are 12 tax […]

Published or Updated: December 23, 2015

Is a Donor-Advised Fund Right for You?

My wife and I opened a donor-advised fund several years ago. We chose Vanguard because it’s fees are some of the lowest available anywhere. Having made our charitable contributions through the fund, including donating appreciated stock and mutual fund shares, I thought it was time to cover this unique way to make donations. In addition, […]

Published or Updated: December 10, 2015

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